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  • Meain Outstays Alleged Foes

Irish Field Alleged Stakes (Listed) 1m 2f

  • (4yo+, 1m 2f, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner €27,300 2nd €7,980 3rd €3,780 4th €1,260
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 15.95s
  • Off time: 16:27:41
  • Last Updated: April 13 2014, 16:59 BST

Inis Meain (8-1) made all the running as he went one better than 12 months ago in the Irish Field Alleged Stakes at the Curragh.

Inis Meain outstays his rivals to win the Alleged Stakes
Inis Meain outstays his rivals to win the Alleged Stakes

The Denis Hogan-trained seven-year-old was last seen winning a handicap hurdle at Navan in February and transferred that form to the level with a gutsy performance.

Danny Mullins set out to make it a true test on Barry Connell's gelding, who kept pulling out more in the closing stages to hold Tarana, with last year's winner Parish Hall a never nearer third and Alive Alive Oh fourth.

Hogan said: "He was fit from hurdling although the worry was the trip was a bit sharp today. You'd expect him to be a bit better over a longer distance.

"It was a last-minute decision to come here and the original plan was to go for a two-mile-six-furlong handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse.

"He'll still get an entry for that, but it may come a bit quick and he could go instead for a three-mile handicap hurdle at Punchestown."